We are huge fans of Award-Winning star Harrison Ford. Without a question, he chooses his roles wisely. Legendary Hollywood movie star with millions of blockbusters in his incredibly consistent career "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Air Force One," and "The Fugitive" just to name a few awesome big hits that are part of cinema history. Keep reading as we reveal why Ford became a hero who helped LGBTQ trailblazer Anne Heche land a movie role after being discriminated by the movie industry!
Anne Heche reveals now, more than 20 years later that she nearly missed out on her role in the blockbuster "Six Days, Seven Nights".
The 51-year-old who recently participated in “Dancing With the Stars” recalled how the studios told her that she didn't get to star in the movie because of her romantic relationship with talk show TV star Ellen DeGeneres.
Heche and DeGeneres were a couple for three-and-a-half years in the late 90s when LGBT relationships were stigmatized and not that common in those days.
Hollywood studios called her after she appeared holding hands with Ellen in the “Volcano” premiere, a film she co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones. Anne was told to leave the ceremony and that she had lost out on the starring role in “Six Days, Seven Nights.”
Thanks to Harrison Ford the situation changed. “I would not have gotten that movie!” the actress revealed. Ford said, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn who you're sleeping with. We're gonna make the best romantic comedy there is and I'll see you on the set".
The “Donnie Brasco” star said that she admires Ford. He stepped in and he fought a battle on her behalf and advocated as her ally with the film studio. Anne considers Harrison a true hero and an extraordinary human being!